MASTER SERGEANT ADOLPH CARL WESTERLING; U.S. ARMY

November 22, 1922 (New Canaan, CT) – February 8, 1993 (New Brockton, AL); 70 years old
Married to Dora J. Niedbalski (1924-1993)
One son, Roger (1947-).
Local address: 216 East Avenue and 24 Harbor Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted July 8, 1942
  — Discharged?
Enlisted February 28, 1958
  — Discharged July 25 1960
Enlisted November 1, 1962
  — Discharged November 30, 1964
Service number: 11072671
Units assigned to: unknown

Born to Oscar T. Sr. [born in Sweden] (1883-1951) and Adelina “Adele” O’Ganders Westerling [born in Columbia] (1883-1938). Stepsister, Margaret C. (1906-1935), sister, Hilda (1912-1990), and brothers Oscar T. Jr. (1914-1993), Clifford A. (1915-1974) and Fritz O. (1919-2007).


Worked as a maintenance man for Washington Village, South Norwalk, in 1947.


From The Norwalk Hour June 26, 1953

Master Sergeant Adolph C. Westerling of 24 Harbor Avenue, assistant instructor at Middle Tennessee State College, has reported to the Armor ROTC Summer Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Sergeant Westerling has been assigned as assistant instructor on the Tactics Committee of the Instructor Group. He will assist in instruction of Armored Tactics given to the 760 ROTC cadets attending the camp. Sergeant Westerling entered the service in 1941 and served in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II where he received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action.


Burial details are unknown

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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